Eastern Courier

Inside the cauldron of Trump's confirmation

Botany MP Jami-Lee Ross (left) and Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller at the Republican Party conference in Cleveland, Ohio, ...

Only a handful of Kiwis had ringside seats at one of the world's most viewed news events last week. Amongst the New Zealanders at the Republican National Congress in the United States to see Donald Trump become the political party's presidential candidate for the November election was Botany MP Jami-Lee Ross. 

East Aucklander chosen as peace ambassador

Find Her Smile founders Danielle Zondervan and Dean Lovell-Shippey. Shippey has been chosen as an ambassador of the ...

Find Her Smile (FHS) founder Dean Lovell-Shippey has a new and exciting role to play. The young East Auckland man from the anti-child sex trafficking organisation FHS has been chosen as one of two ambassadors for the upcoming Peace Foundation Schools' Peace Week.

Police recognise bravery gallery

Gillian Bellamy and Kiran Bala have received the Commissioner's Certificate of Appreciation.

Gillian Bellamy and Kiran Bala were awarded the Police Commissioner's Certificate of Appreciation for stopping a frenzied attack on a 75-year-old woman.

Maurice Williamson bowing out

National MP Maurice Williamson has announced his retirement from politics at the next election.

From big gay rainbows, to leaky homes success and a major breach of the Cabinet Manual. Maurice Williamson bows out.

Serving the nation is in his blood

Ted Collett's proud of his contribution of 100 pints to the NZ Blood Service over half a century.

Ted Collett's just brought up a major milestone he's very proud of – the 100th pint of blood has flowed from his veins into the NZ Blood Service.

Loving homes needed for shelter dogs gallery

Ruby mixes well with other dogs, but has never been around cats.

 Eighteen-month-old Ruby is one of 50 dogs up for adoption as part of SPCA Auckland's half-price adoption drive.

Win tickets: Manukau Symphony Orchestra

Young Flat Bush pianist Delvan Lin will play with the Manukau Symphony Orchestra in its latest concert,  A New World.


Youth go outdoors with Geoff

Geoff Thomas (right) shows off the strength of his new fishing rod to fellow HARK partner Mike Turinsky of the Young ...

A new initiative hopes to see at-risk youngsters benefit from experiencing the great outdoors, even going fishing to catch dinner for their families.

New lab to bring faster results

Counties Manukau Health's new clinical laboratory is within a purpose-built facility in the Harley Gray Building.

Counties Manukau Health's new clinical laboratory will be open by the end of the year.

Solidarity for Solomon Islands gallery

St Marks Catholic Primary School had a special mufti day to raise money for a small school in the Solomon Islands called ...

Sixty Catholic primary schools recently held mufti days to raise funds for the Solomon Islands, including St Mark's, of Pakuranga.

Inspiring young leaders gallery

Wakaaranga School student George Turner, of Year 6, was awarded the Sir Peter Blake Young Leader Award.

 Five East Auckland school students have been recognised for their leadership qualities with a Sir Peter Blake Young Leader Award.

On the Beat

Policewomen wore the uniforms from the different eras that they've served in the force.

OPINION: Police held a parade recently in the Counties Manukau East area celebrating 75 years of women in policing. This fantastic spectacle was run by the Counties Manukau East area commander, Inspector Wendy Spiller. She was joined by a procession of three police horses and about 30 operational policewomen.

East Auckland teachers join animal welfare education

SPCA has launched the first nationwide education programme to shape how the next generation of New Zealanders treats animals.

The SPCA has launched an education programme to shape how the next generation of New Zealanders treats animals.

Ministry responds to teacher shortage claims gallery

Education Ministry acting deputy secretary for early learning and student achievement, Karl Le Quesne.

The Ministry of Education is undertaking a series of overseas recruitment drives to alleviate the teacher shortage in Auckland.

Video calls to help Samoa's health services

Telehealth will be used for weekly meetings between clinicians in Apia and at Middlemore Hospital.

Counties Manukau Health is helping to improve medical outcomes for Pacific people by video. 

Women thrive in force gallery

Counties Manukau East Police area commander Inspector Wendy Spiller, Constable Stevie Hackett, Constable Tess Logie and ...

It has been 75 years since the first intake of women into Police training at the Newtown depot, Wellington, in June 1941. A nationwide torch relay has been travelling the country to celebrate the achievements of women in the New Zealand Police.

Cooking student sculpts first creamy carving gallery

Max Wang and his very decorative white chocolate deer head. He's competing in the NZChefs National Salon later this month.

Max Wang never thought he would have the chance to participate in a prestigious hospitality competition.

Teens mentored by business leaders

Angelika Tienzo, of Sancta Maria College, with First Foundation chief executive Annette Fale, and Catherine Foley, of ...

Young leaders from East Auckland secondary schools were the guests at businesses and organisations involved in a mentoring programme.

Community safety at forefront

John McKillop, of the Botany Crime Watch Patrol (left) with Howick Local Board deputy-chair Adele White, members Garry ...

An announcement is on its way regarding the much-wanted footpaths in the new areas of Flat Bush and Ormiston.

Winter Concert Series gallery

The Manukau Concert Band will be the first of seven muscians to play at the Thursdays @ Seven Winter Concert Series.

The Manukau Concert Band will be warming up the audience in the opening show for the Thursdays @ Seven winter music concert series.

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